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Connecticut Legislature Votes To Repeal Death Penalty

By Ian Millhiser on April 12, 2012 at 12:50 pm

"Connecticut Legislature Votes To Repeal Death Penalty"

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The Connecticut house voted 86-62 yesterday to repeal the death penalty in that state, at least in future cases. The bill already passed the state senate and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy (D) is expected to sign it. Unfortunately, the bill does not benefit the eleven men who are currently on death row in Connecticut and, unlike most states, the governor of Connecticut does not have the authority to commute these men’s sentences to life in prison.

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